Making Plastic, Fertilizer, and Superglue Out of Thin Air

What to do with an environment-wrecking molecule like carbon dioxide? The gas behind global warming and ocean acidification enjoys a pretty rough reputation these days, but scientists have been working on ingenious ways to put carbon dioxide to good use. A little electricity, it turns out, can transform the waste gas… » 3/06/14 6:00pm 3/06/14 6:00pm

This Is How Graphene Will Grow the Flexible Semiconductors of the…

As you should already know, graphene is the super thin, super strong, transparent, conductive, self-repairing material that's poised to revolutionize the future by not only by super-charging batteries but also by giving us flexible semiconductors. This is how they get made. » 9/30/12 1:30pm 9/30/12 1:30pm

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon: The Ultralight, Semi-Rugged Carbon Fiber…

Tablets may be the next big thing in mobile computing, but don't count out ultrabooks just yet. At least not until you've given Lenovo's Thinkpad X1 Carbon—a feather-weight, carbon fiber workhorse a closer look. It's tough, it's light, and you don't have to be an office drone to crave it. » 5/15/12 12:01am 5/15/12 12:01am

Will Burying Mass Quantities of Carbon Dioxide Relieve Our Global…

Whenever I have something laying around my room and I don't wanna deal with it, I just toss it under my bed. . That mentality has to work for carbon emissions, right? BoingBoing's Maggie Koreth-Baker has a great article about an imaginative, if not entirely permanent, idea for addressing climate change: bury CO2… » 12/02/11 1:40pm 12/02/11 1:40pm